Photo courtesy of San Jose Barracuda Twitter. Barracuda players celebrate a goal against the Canucks on February 20th.
By Titus Wilkinson (@TitusWisme)
The second game in a row against the Canucks ended up being a blow out for the Barracuda on the road by a final score of 7-2.
For San Jose Strauss Mann got the start in goal while Spencer Martin started for the Canucks.
Barracuda’s offense got off to a hot start in this game as less than six minutes in William Eklund on a breakaway scored his 16th goal of the season.
Not long after the goal Abbotsford took a tripping penalty that lead to Eklund one-timing home his second geno of the night.
The offensive out pouring continued in the first as Artemi Kniazev sniped on blocker side taking San Jose’s lead to 3-0.
Yushiroh Hirano took a penalty once again putting San Jose on the power play and Kyle Criscuolo one-timed a pass home from Eklund stretching the Barracuda’s lead to four.
Eklund ended up finishing the first period with three points truly putting a highlight reel 20 minutes together.
Scoring in the second period didn’t take long to get going as just 2:56 into the period C.J. Suess scored on a beautiful feed from Tristen Robins.
A little after Suess’s goal the Canucks finally got a response from Tristen Nielsen who scored his 13th goal of the season.
Later in the second on a scramble out front Robins tucked it in tallying his 11th of the season.
That ended up being all of the scoring in the period with the shots finishing in favor of the Canucks at 25-22.
In the third period Abbotsford kicked things off as Kyle Rau banged home his 13th of the campaign.
Danil Gushchin responded making it 7-2 on a great effort as he wrapped the puck around and sniped it over Martin.
That ended up being the final goal of the game with the shots finishing in favor of the Canucks 39-34.
The three stars of the game were 1st: William Eklund 2nd: Strauss Mann 3rd: Tristen Robins
San Jose’s next game will be against the Ontario Reign on Friday at 7 p.m. on the road.